False Gharial, False Gavial (Tomistoma schlegelii)

Interesting :

The False Gharial is medium sized. The length is 4.5 meters, the color is dark brown. The mouth is tapered like a needle. If the big flat used to swim.

Habitat :

Brunei, Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Food :

Because they have small mouths, their food is shrimp, crab, insect, and small mammal.

Behavior :

They like to live in rivers, lakes, calm water and mangroves.

Current Status :

Classified as Vulnerable (VU)on the IUCN Red List (2017) .Listed on Appendix I of CITES.

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Update : 11 April 2017